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College of Business

Associate in Science

Business Administration

BUS-AS

Program Leadership Information

Dr. Greg Nenstiel, Dean, EPI, (727) 791-2433
Michael Ewell, MS, Academic Department Coordinator EPI, St Pete Gibbs, (727)-791-2610

Program Summary

This program prepares students for employment in multiple areas of general business. Students in this program will learn to communicate effectively in a business environment developing reading, writing, and speaking skills critical to functioning in this setting. Students will become comfortable making decisions and taking responsibility in multiple aspects of their working environment. Students in this program will elect a subplan specializing in the field of accounting or international business.

Job Related Opportunities

  • First-line supervisors
  • Administrative Specialist
  • Customer Service Supervisor, Office Manager
  • Credit Manager
  • Sales Representative
  • Accounts Receivable/Accounts Payable Professional

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Summer 2015 (500), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

Graduation Rules

Minimum grade of "C" required in all General Education courses and all Support courses used to satisfy a General Education requirement.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Composition I

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Composition I coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. This requirement must be completed within the first 24 credits of coursework toward the AS degree.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Speech

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Speech coursework . Minimum grade of "C" required.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Humanities and Fine Arts

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Humanities and Fine Arts coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Ethics

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Ethics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Enhanced World View

Complete at least one 3-credit course intended to enhance the student's world view in light of an increasingly globalized economy. Minimum grade of "C" required. In some cases, this course may also be used to satisfy another General Education Requirement.

SUPPORT COURSES
Composition II (Select 3 credits)

Composition II
3
Honors Composition II
3

SUPPORT COURSES
Mathematics (Complete 6 credits)

Completion of this requirement satisfies the General Education Mathematics requirement for this AS degree.
College Algebra
3
Applied Calculus I
3

SUPPORT COURSES
Macroeconomics (Select 3 credits)

Completion of this requirement satisfies the General Education Social/Behavioral Science requirement for this AS degree.
Principles of Macroeconomics
3
Honors Macroeconomics
3

SUPPORT COURSES
Microeconomics (Select 3 credits)

Principles of Microeconomics
3
Honors Microeconomics
3

SUPPORT COURSES
Computer and Information Literacy Requirement (Complete 1 course)

Completion of this requirement satisfies the General Education Computer Competency requirement for this AS degree.
Computer Applications
3

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Complete 18 credits

Financial Accounting
3
Managerial Accounting
3
Business Law I
3
Introduction to Business
3
Business Communications
3
Elementary Statistics
3
OR
Honors Elementary Statistics
3

SUBPLANS
Select one subplan from below Complete 12 Credits)

Select ONE of the following Subplans

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Subplan: Management (Complete 9 credits)

Principles of Management
3
Supervisory Management
3
Introduction to Project Management
3

SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSES
Subplan: Management (Select 3 credits)

Introduction to Leadership
3
OR
Business Internship
3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Subplan: Financial Services/Banking (Complete 9 Credits)

Principles of Financial Services-Banking
3
Introduction to Financial Markets and Money
3
Principles of Finance
3

SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSES
Subplan: Financial Services/Banking (Select 3 Credits)

Principles of Property and Liability Insurance
3
OR
Business Internship
3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Subplan: Accounting (Complete 9 Credits)

Accounting Software Applications
3
Spreadsheet Techniques and Programming
3
Federal Individual Income Taxation
3

SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSES
Subplan: Accounting (Select 3 credits)

Principles of Finance
3
OR
Business Internship
3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Subplan: Business Entrepreneurship (Complete 9 Credits)

Intro to Entrepreneurship
3
Entrepreneurship Management
3
Entrepreneurial Marketing and Sales
3

SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSES
Subplan: Business Entrepreneurship (Select 3 Credits)

Planning the Entrepreneurial Venture
3
OR
Business Internship
3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Subplan: International Business (Complete 9 Credits)

Survey of International Business
3
Intercultural Relations in Business
3
Global Marketing
3

SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSES
Subplan: International Business (Select 3 Credits)

Principles of Finance
3
OR
Business Internship
3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Subplan: Business Operations - Marketing (Complete 6 Credits)

Principles of Marketing
3
Social Media Marketing
3

SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSES
Subplan: Business Operations - Marketing (Select 6 Credits)

Advertising
3
Personal Selling
3
Business Internship
3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Subplan: Insurance Services (Complete 9 credits)

Principles of Property and Liability Insurance
3
Personal Insurance
3
Commercial Insurance
3

SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSES
Subplan: Insurance Services (Select 3 credits)

Personal Selling
3
OR
Business Internship
3
60
Total Credits